Age Limit For Car Seats Increase From 6 to 8

March 3rd, 2011
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Young girl in car seat

Attention parents, your children may be required to ride in a car seat until the age of 8.  Today, March 3rd, the State Senate voted to raise the age of children riding in a car seat from 6 to 8 years old. It was only a couple of years ago when the age increased to the age of 6 and once again the age limit is being increased in efforts to lower the mortality rate of children due to automotive accidents.

The bill passed the House with a 38-13 vote and has moved onto being approved by both chambers. If the final version is passed and agreed upon the bill will be passed onto the Governor of Georgia for the final approval and signature.

The bill comes with some exceptions and states that children who do not meet the age requirements but are at least 4-feet, 9 inches or 40 pounds does not have to ride in a required car seat or booster seat.

Although, the bill is in its early stages of becoming a law, the violators of the law could be fined a $50 ticket for each child violating the law.

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